Wood Species

Many natural characteristics present in wood may affect how stain is absorbed and cause mild color variations that will make your kitchen unique.


MAPLE
Maple is a finely textured straight grain with several distinctive characteristics, including mineral streaks and curly grain patterns. It is known for its strength and shock resistance. Maple features a naturally luscious creamy to light reddish-brown colour and can provide the consumer with a very contemporary look in a wood product.

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OAK
Oak is a very strong, open-grained wood that produces dramatic grain patterns, dark mineral streaks and small pin knots. Their bold grain and subtle-to-rich color ranges provide the characteristics that make oak the most widely used hardwood.

 

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CHERRY
Cherry is often considered the top-of-the-line in hardwoods. Its rich red highlights give the wood a distinctive appearance which is characterized by its fine, uniform grain patterns. Cherry is mostly finished in a dark red or brown color and will occasionally have tiny pin knots and very small, dark streaks. All cherry products will darken somewhat with age due to exposure to sun or artificial light.

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HICKORY
Hickory is a very strong, close-grained wood that is known to have wide variations in colors. These color variations will range from white to chocolate brown. Hickory wood is often used as an alternative to oak for consumers who prefer an open-grained wood, but have tired of the traditional oak look. Hickory, with its extreme strength and flexibility, is used often in the manufacturing of products where strength is desired.

 

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